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MS Access 2000, runtime and GPO.

By justin.dickon ·
Hi,

We have a situation where we install Access 2000 runtime on computers by assignment in group policy (GP) and Access 2000 full edition to users using GP.

This works well as long as a user with full Access 2k does not logon to a PC with runtime assigned. When this happen Access 2000 must be physically uninstalled before runtime will work for a user without full Access 2000.

When this situation occurs and a user without full access logs in, they get an error about not having a licensewhen they try to open a DB... when the system should use Access runtime.

Is there a way to install both Access and runtime using GPO that aviods this issue?

It seems that when Access fulll installs, it over writes the license info for runtime and even reinstalling runtime does not fix the prob, only uninstalling full Access (as the user that installed it) and then installing runtime again (running as a repair) seems to fix the problem.

Have tried to capture the reg changes made but to no avail.

Access and Runtime Access are installed into different folders...

Not a teribbly huge issue as it does not happen that often, just enough to be anoying!

Help!

Thanks
Justin

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by d.walker5 In reply to MS Access 2000, runtime a ...

You could uninstall and reinstall at each logoff/logon?not a good plan. You could change the GPO from user assignment to computer assignment, and then mark the Runtime workstations with a green star and the full access workstations with a red star. Notify the employees as to the workstation color they can logon to. If NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled, you could lockout Runtime users from Full Access workstations and reverse the process for Full Access users and Runtime users. Since this isn?t a major problem I suggest you continue as is.

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by justin.dickon In reply to MS Access 2000, runtime a ...

A nice piece of lateral thinking!

Really want to get around uninstall/reinstall at each logon... had to fix that as a problem recently.
Tried assigning to user instead of PC but same result, as soon as a Access 2000 full user logs on and installs Acc2000, it must be uninstalled before Acc2000 runtime will work.

The MS office developer web site states that a runtime license is added to the registry when runtime is installed but it looks like acc2000 full removes the key, so when a non-acc2000 client logs in they get a "no licence for this..." error. Have tried to find the "key" in the registry (so it can be run at logon by access2000 runtime clients) but haven't found it yet.

Everyone needs to be able to logon anywhere so the sticky idea won't work this time. Like the idea tho...

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